White Papers

  1. The Pros and Cons of virtualization for the SMB
    The way that people work, that companies do business, and that we interact with one another is undergoing one of the biggest changes since the development of the PC. Virtual computing lies at the heart of this revolution. As a technology, virtualization has been around for a number of years delivering benefits ranging from substantially lower costs, management time and energy consumption to greater agility and better disaster recovery. It releases employees from the limitations of traditional computing and transforms the way business is done.

  1. Introduction to VMware vSphere® Replication
    A fundamental part of protecting IT is ensuring that the services provided by virtual machines are resilient, and robust at all levels of the compute stack, from hardware through to the application.

  2. VMware vSphere® Data Protection
    With VMware vSphere® 5.1 (“vSphere 5.1”), VMware® is releasing a new backup and recovery solution for virtual machines called vSphere Data Protection (VDP). This solution is fully integrated with VMware vCenter Server™ (vCenter Server) and provides agentless, disk-based backup of virtual machines to deduplicated storage.

  3. Disaster Preparedness Survey
    You’ve probably been hearing a lot about the technology “megatrends” of virtualization, cloud computing and mobility. They’re everywhere in technology news today. You may have the perception that the huge enterprises are going to be leading the way in adopting these trends within the workplace. But the truth is that many small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) are already using these technologies to gain an edge on the competition and keep up with the “big boys” in today’s global market.

  4. The Top Ten Most Forgotten Things when Building a Disaster Recovery Plan
    Every IT manager knows the importance of having an effective disaster recovery (DR) plan. Organizations without an adequate plan may find themselves out of business quickly after experiencing a major disaster. This statistic is amplified for small and midsized businesses: many of these businesses today are relying on archaic backup and restore plans that will certainly not enable them to survive many of the disasters seen lately or the frequency of everyday mishaps that impact IT.

  5. Saving Your Servers from Disaster Using VMware Virtualization
    Some of the key features of virtualization—specifically VMware virtualization solutions—that help defend your datacenter against disaster. Virtualization offers hardware independence—a huge time saver in recovering from a disaster. In addition to this core capability, virtualization provides several other ways to protect your business from server downtime.

  1. Delivering applications anywhere, anytime with maximum security and control over data

  2. What’s New in VMware vSphere® 5.1 – Storage
    VMware vSphere® 5.1 brings many new capabilities that extend the benefits of vSphere 5.0, including a number of new, storage-related features. Many of these enable VMware® flagship products such as VMware vCloud® Director™ and VMware® View™. vSphere 5.1 storage features and enhancements also bring additional scalability, performance and troubleshooting capabilities. This paper focuses on the storage-specific features and enhancements that are available in vSphere 5.1

  3. What’s New in VMware vSphere® 5.1 – Platform
    VMware vSphere® 5.1 (“vSphere 5.1”) provides many new features and enhancements that further extend the core capabilities of the VMware vSphere® (“vSphere”) platform. Included among these are notable improvements in the areas of host security, logging, monitoring, and deployment; new VMware vSphere® vMotion® (vMotion) capabilities that enable virtual machines to be migrated between hosts and clusters with no shared storage; and support for the latest processors and guest operating systems (OS). This paper provides an overview of the new features and capabilities being introduced with vSphere 5.1.

  4. What’s New in VMware vSphere® 5.1 – Performance
    VMware vSphere® 5.1 continues to enhance the performance features and capabilities of the vSphere platform, making it the most robust and highest-performing cloud platform. vSphere 5.1 supports even larger virtual machines and physical hosts to accommodate even the most demanding of workloads. It also introduces several new features that reduce latency and increase throughput for network, storage and compute.

  5. What’s New in VMware vSphere® 5.1 – Networking
    With the release of VMware vSphere® 5.1, (vSphere 5.1) VMware® brings a number of powerful new features and enhancements to the networking capabilities in the VMware vSphere® (vSphere) platform. These new features enable users to manage their virtual switch infrastructure with greater efficiency and confidence. The new capabilities can be categorized into three main areas: operational improvements, monitoring and troubleshooting enhancements, and improved scalability and extensibility of the VMware vSphere® Distributed Switch (VDS) platform.

  6. Five reasons why you need Citrix Essentials for Hyper-V now
    This paper explores common challenges associated with server virtualization deployments and the ways Citrix Essentials for Hyper-V together with Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager can help organizations maximize the value of server virtualization.

  7. Conquer App Management Challenges
    An alternative approach to application management, on-demand application delivery not only addresses the shortcomings of traditional techniques and tools, but also accounts for a wide range of other important enterprise objectives as well.

  8. Secure Remote Access
    Organizations of all types and sizes worldwide require the ability to provide users—regardless of where they are located with secure access to the applications, desktops and corporate data. This ability is important because...

  9. Achieving the lowest server virtualization TCO
    Consolidation through server virtualization is a powerful agent for datacenter change, but shrinking your server footprint is just a part of the value that server virtualization brings to your IT organization. This paper explores the TCO of server virtualization, the costs that drive TCO and factors you should consider when calculating the return on your next virtualization investment.

  10. The Citrix guide to desktop virtualisation
    Desktop virtualisation is a relatively new technology that has been receiving a lot of press attention. Confusingly for those less familiar with the newest form of virtualisation, Gartner claims that desktop virtualisation is a terminology that can be applied to any one of four areas of PC virtualisation, namely clientside virtualisation software, hosted virtual desktops, application virtualisation and portable personality solutions. However, Gartner continues: “As of July 2008, the market most frequently labelled «desktop virtualisation» is for hosted virtual desktops, which provide mechanisms for centralising a thickclient desktop PC without the need to re-engineer applications for centralised execution”.

  11. Citrix XenDesktop
    Whether you’re considering your first virtual desktop solution or trying to salvage an existing implementation, Citrix XenDesktop™ is the clear choice on the market that offers the performance, scalability and manageability required to meet your business needs.

  12. Desktop virtualization
    Desktop virtualization: A revolution in desktop computing for everyone. Moving to a desktop architecture that solves problems instead of creating them.

  13. The Benefits of Virtualization for small and medium businesses
    Small and medium businesses (SMBs) of all sizes are rapidly adopting virtualization and achieving significant benefits in a number of areas. That is a key finding from our survey of 309 senior business and IT managers at companies with 20 to 1,000 employees in the United States and Canada conducted in November 2009. In particular, with virtualization SMBs are reducing the time spent on routine IT administrative tasks, such as adding and managing new server workloads, adding new employees or developing and launching new applications; they are also becoming more responsive to business needs.

  14. Five Steps to Determine when to Virtualize your Servers
    Server virtualization isn’t just for big companies. Entry-level virtualization tools are free or low-cost, and there are many benefits to virtualization (including saving money). It’s not a question of “if” you should virtualize your servers; it’s a question of “when”.

  15. High Availability for Small IT Operations
    Virtualization Benefits: For organizations of all sizes, server virtualization saves money, simplifies management, and can almost always improve application availability and efficiency. The ability to consolidate multiple workloads on fewer physical servers saves money in equipment, energy, and management, and adding new virtual machines is simple and fast. By separating applications and operating systems from their underlying hardware, companies can reduce equipment and management expenses and be more responsive to users and to change.

  16. How Your Business can Maximize ROI from Virtualization
    Small and midsize businesses are making virtualization one of the hottest trends in IT. The reasons? Virtualization reduces the cost and complexity of technology, frees up time to make their businesses more responsive and improves their ability to rebound from disasters.

  17. Moving to Virtualization
    Today’s ambitious SMBs need to find not just small, one-time savings and improvements within how they work. They also need to consider whole new ways of utilizing IT to help the business grow and compete more efficiently over time. Virtualization is a key tool in that quest and VMware is the industry-leader for growing organizations looking to move to virtualization.

  18. Benefitting from Server Virtualization
    Increasing the use of server virtualization is a top priority for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). According to ESG’s 2010 Spending Intentions Survey, it is nearly tied as the top priority for SMBs over the next 12 to 18 months...


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